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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Shares Details On Band’s New Album, Spring Release Eyed


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Mastodon vocalist/drummer Brann Dailor has opened up regarding the band’s forthcoming album in a new interview with Loudwire. The band recently finished recording the effort with producer Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, Korn) and have been mixing it lately. It seems as though they are eyeing a spring release date with touring in support of it being mentioned for late April.

Though early interviews with the band suggested it may be a double album, Dailor confirms they trimmed the effort down to an hour of music. He also revealed it will be conceptual, with Dailor offering:

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“There is a tie, a concept that goes between them. The last couple of years have been not, there’s been some illness within the bands family, there’s been a bunch cancer, so the whole album is sort of all about cancer basically. Well, not literally. It’s a big story that sort roped to go along with it. It takes place in the desert.”

NeurosisScott Kelly is expected to once again cameo on the effort as well with more details to come. Dailor shared of what’s on the horizon:

“We’re gonna start doing press for the record and hopefully get some final mixes pretty soon. Mastering, artwork, we always have some big grandiose package and lots of crazy art — all that stuff and at the same time think about going out on tour possibly late April, when the record comes out and what we want to do as far as production is concerned because I feel like we need to step it up.

The bread and butter of any rock band these days is out on tour, so I want to present a cool show and trying to get some good artists involved to do some cool visual things. [There are] some t-shirt designs that need checked into as well, so it’s pretty much all Mastodon.

Mastodon is all consuming of my brain so there is little time for anything else. I look forward to all of it, just because I’m so super excited about our new album that’s a new direction and awesomeness that it is, so yeah. I feel super confident to roll all of this stuff out. It’ll be nothing but Mastodon for the next couple of years.”

For a lot more on the album and the sessions for it, head to Loudwire.

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